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Alesis USB Podcast Microphone Kit

The easiest way to create podcasts and get them heard on the web. 16 bit / 44.1-48Khz audio recording direct to your computer. (24) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Professional-sounding podcasting for your Mac or PC has never been simpler and more affordable than with Alesis' USB-Mic Podcasting Kit. Just plug the high-quality USB microphone into your computer (with no complicated drivers to install) and use the included Audacity software to record your voice, music, and any other external sounds you wish to include for your final product. The USB-Mic provides 16 bit / 44.1-48kHz audio straight to your computer, and the Kit includes high-quality headphones for monitoring your session.

The USB-Mic Podcasting Kit comes with a free 30-day subscription to Alesis' custom podcast website to make broadcasting and distributing your work a snap.

Features:
- 16 bit / 44.1-48Khz audio recording direct to your computer

- USB microphone (including USB cable) Desktop microphone stand

- Easy plug-and-play support in Windows and Mac OS X

- High-quality headphones for monitoring your recordings

- Bundled with Audacity software for recording and editing your sessions

- Free hosting of your podcasts - 30 day subscription to alesispodcast.com

- Hassle-free uploading of your podcasts with automatic rss file embedding

- Automatic notification of your podcast episodes to iTunes, Podcast Alley and other podcast groups, as well as numerous web search engines

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Alesis products.
Acoustical Operating Principal: Dynamic transducer

Pickup pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Response: 50Hz - 18kHz

S/N ratio: more than 59db

USB power: 5.0V
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5760
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (24 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Just bought this microphone & love it!"
Overall: I just purchased this Alesis USB microphone podcasting kit from zZounds, and even though I'm new at podcasting and this is the first microphone I've tried, the sound quality is excellent, it's very simple to use & I'm happy that I chose this mic! I was also very happy with the fast & great service from zZounds -- I would purchase from zZounds again. By the way, I don't normally write reviews, but I just was so happy with the microphone (which I bought as a Christmas present for myself -- :-) ), and since it bought it based on a review, I thought I'd return the favor & review it for anyone else looking to buy a microphone for podcasting. I'm a newbee and know nothing about audio recording -- but I'm very impressed with how easy this kit was to set up & use, and also the great quality of the recording!
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Alesis USB-MIc Podcasting kit, a great product at a great price."
Sound: I am generally very impressed by the sound quality this microphone delivers. It is sensitive enough for good sound pick-up but not so sensitive that it is overpowered by ambient noise. Used with the proper filters it gives a sound as good as some of the top of the line mics out there. All this for a ridiculously low price. Feature: The microphone came with a desk stand. The stand is made of solid cast iron and heavy enough to give a solid base for the mic. I would describe the base as a baby version of the “Atlas” table mic stand that has been around for eons. The package also included a pair of headphones (AHP1) and these perform very well. Good solid construction and are perfect for home or small studio use. I do not use the Audacity Audio software as I am a great fan of Reaper. Ease of Use: Set up of the mic was a snap. Win 7 loaded the drivers and Reaper saw them immediately. Level control is conveniently on the front of the microphone. The little red light indicated that the mic. is live ( although not record sensitive.) Quality: The quality of this product is in general well above what one would expect for the price. The body of the mic is made of metal and as I said earlier the stand is excellent, even the rubber shock mount is substantial. This is not a product that is designed for use on the road, but I would not hesitate to use it for a remote recording with my laptop. As to thge electronics, I have not used it long enough to be able to evaluate them here. Value: Worth much more than the price. Manufacturer Support: Alesis gives excellent support. I dealt with them when I set up a community radio station and they stood behind their products 100%. Phone support was courteous and responsive. Overall: There is only one additional feature that would get me to buy another product, that is the ability to directly monitor the audio output of the microphone. There is no way to hear your voice without getting the delay that is inherent with going through the computer sound card. This added feature would enable me to better monitor my own voice quality.
Style of Music: Folk
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